Measuring value differently
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“Merck shares Aetna’s commitment to focusing on patients, and we are confident that the value-based agreement will help advance our common goal of helping patients with type 2 diabetes,” said
What is AetnaCare?
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“Today, individuals receive care in a variety of ways, including retail clinics, healthcare devices, pharmaceutical services, behavioral health, and social services, yet these services remain uncoordinated,” said Dr. Paz. “Working with their physicians, AetnaCare not only integrates all these services into a coherent plan for members, it also curates care so patients don’t have to figure out for themselves how to get the treatment they need.”
How is AetnaCare different?
AetnaCare is unique in being the first in the industry to combine three key features:
- Real-time identification of the target population using advanced analytics
- Individually customized care maps that promote evidence-based actions for specific conditions
- Health ecosystem curation that brings together appropriate clinical and non-clinical services
The foundation of AetnaCare is an analytically driven care map – a longitudinal, customized and targeted health and wellness plan for individuals with a particular chronic medical condition. These care maps are triggered by key vulnerable moments in a member’s health journey, during which AetnaCare nurses meet with members – often in person and at home – to educate them about their condition, explain the value of key health services (such as nutrition, behavioral health, etc.), and working with their physician to develop an actionable health and wellness plan to help members achieve their personal health goals.
The key to AetnaCare is building a health ecosystem in which every facet of the healthcare system is working to improve outcomes for patients.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities,
Director of Communications, Health & Wellness